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Your one stop resource for free content to help you on your journey to specification; including articles, reports, industry news and insight.

Reports and downloads

18 April 2023
Since the last report in 2017, the industry has become more digital and the information that is needed, and the way it’s delivered has changed. See the results from our latest survey on what UK specifiers want from product information.
08 March 2023
Our latest research is about construction product information, which we have not researched for several years. We have always been keen to monitor trends in information formats that specifiers find most useful: particularly the trend towards digital forms of data. This is covered in this research, but there are bigger themes underlying this, which have taken on particular significance in the past few years: namely, building safety and environmental sustainability.
15 June 2022
The results of our survey with CPD users showing what specifiers want from CPD, how that is changing and how the RIBA CPD Providers Network can help you to build lasting relationships with specifiers. Download it now.
08 September 2020 | by
In the early phase of the COVID-19 lockdown, we at NBS engaged with manufacturers to gain a snapshot of how they have been adapting. We share the results of this survey in this free download, as well as our thoughts on what this means for manufacturers as the industry returns to some kind of normality.

Articles

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13 February 2024 | by
Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) can have a broad meaning, with a wide range of associated terms and definitions. In the National Audit Office’s 2005 report 'Using modern methods of construction to build homes more quickly and efficiently', MMC is defined by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister as simply ‘…a process to produce more, better quality homes in less time’.
20 December 2023

From industry-leading research and events to exciting new product developments to continually deliver value to our customers, we’re still helping to build a better construction industry 50 years on from the launch of the first National Building Specification in 1973.

18 April 2023
Since the last report in 2017, the industry has become more digital and the information that is needed, and the way it’s delivered has changed. See the results from our latest survey on what UK specifiers want from product information.
08 March 2023
Our latest research is about construction product information, which we have not researched for several years. We have always been keen to monitor trends in information formats that specifiers find most useful: particularly the trend towards digital forms of data. This is covered in this research, but there are bigger themes underlying this, which have taken on particular significance in the past few years: namely, building safety and environmental sustainability.
10 August 2022
This year, we have delivered numerous webinars for manufacturers, covering a range of industry topics. We’ve rounded up five of this year’s most popular webinars so far, including some from our marketing masterclass for manufacturers series.
15 June 2022
The results of our survey with CPD users showing what specifiers want from CPD, how that is changing and how the RIBA CPD Providers Network can help you to build lasting relationships with specifiers. Download it now.
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